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  1. After doing some searching, I've decided to make my next project a thread shawl. However, I can't seem to find any patterns that aren't horribly complicated. I'm new to thread crochet; does any one know of a relatively easy shawl pattern that I can make? Thanks for your help! Sarah
  2. Oh, that's too perfect. Thank you so much!
  3. I have two rather large cones of size 10 perle cotton left from a weaving class I took, and I'm at a loss as to what to do with them. The colors are a forest green and a deep burgundy, so anything Christmas-y might work. Does anyone have ideas what I can use these leftovers for? I hate to waste them, but I have no clue what to do. Thanks so much!
  4. My nephew adores the characters from the Disney movie Cars, and I was wondering if anyone knew of a pattern using the characters. I'd like to make something for his upcoming birthday, but I don't know if the movie is too recent to have patterns yet. Thanks for your help!
  5. I have fairly bad handwriting to begin with. UT/VT. It's in the same country. :-) Good luck in assembling all the squares. I hope she gets better.
  6. My aunt taught me to chain at age 7, and she got me started with an F or G hook (I can't remember). I remember that I would practice chaining for a while because I found it fun. At 7, it was nice to feel like I knew how to do something. For a class, I would say that you probably don't want to overwhelm these kids with knowledge about yarn, fiber, hook size, and so forth. I think it would be easiest to have every one start with the same thing, and then adjust individually as the need arises (different hook sizes, etc.) Teach them the basics, and then when they're comfortable, introduce the variations that are possible. Best of luck! Sarah
  7. I'm 25, and I can honestly say that my mother wonders where I got the patience to crochet. Her sister-in-law taught me to chain when I was 7, and I've been hooked ever since. Both my sisters and I like to sew, but I'm really the only one in the family who likes to crochet. My grandmothers both know how, but I'm the only one who actually does it. Somebody's got to carry on the tradition. :-) I'd be happy to teach any of my cousins or siblings, but nobody really wants to know how. Isn't it sad?
  8. Just wondering if you've gotten my square yet. I mailed it on Monday from Utah. I hope it'll work for you. If it doesn't, please let me know. Thanks, Sarah
  9. Oh, good. I'm so glad they got there and that you liked them. I'm always a little doubtful of the mail; it takes forever from here. Anyway, I hope the afghan will give your family members the comfort they need. Good luck putting it all together!
  10. Welcome from Utah in the United States. Glad to have you here.
  11. Sometimes all you need to do is put the ugly square by different colors. It's amazing the difference that positioning makes. Also, I agree that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. People all have different tastes.
  12. I tend to get bored if I do the same pattern over again, although I did make a repeat afghan. I tested the pattern out and made a wedding afghan for a friend, and I liked the snowflake pattern so much I made one for myself (in a different color, of course). I had to do my friend's project first; if I'm making something for me, it just doesn't have the priority level. I guess it just depends on the pattern if I'll make it again or not.
  13. I've done this quite a few times. I think I just get bored really, really fast, and I don't want to have another WIP kicking around. I've decided that I'm really good at starting new projects, but actually completing them is another story. I tend to do the first few rows of a project, decide I don't want to do it, and frog it. I suppose I should just start crocheting gauge squares instead of going into the project right off, but the real thing is so much more fun.
  14. You know, it was in Alberta that my addiction--I mean hobby-- first started. My aunt taught me to chain when I was seven. Anyway, welcome from Utah!
  15. I put mine in the mail this morning, so you should be getting them shortly. Let me know if they will work. Thanks, Sarah
  16. I just barely dropped mine off at the post office, so you should be getting it soon. Let me know if it'll work. Thanks! Sarah
  17. I have some squares finished; I'll try to get them in the mail within the next day or two. Good luck! Sarah
  18. Well, you know, I think the Victorians once saved the hair of departed relatives and made it into stuff. I guess I'm just doing it myself. :-)
  19. Oh, I just got the warm fuzzies. Thanks for sharing all your stories. It makes me feel like we do make a difference in the world. BTW, I would say that your customer is much more likely to return and to tell her friends. There's nothing quite like word of mouth advertising!
  20. Send me your address and I'll try to send some squares on. Thanks!
  21. I'd love to help, if you're still in need of squares. Let me know your address, and I'll see what I can do. Thanks!
  22. I just barely read this thread. I am impressed at your finished squares. I'm glad you didn't give up in frustration. Those definitely do not look like beginner patterns to me! Good job at hanging in there and creating something. I hope you are proud of it!
  23. Thanks for the links. I appreciate it! Now, to the hard part of deciding what to make. . . .
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